Brown-chested lapwing

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Brown-chested lapwing
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Vanellus
Species: V. superciliosus
Binomial name
Vanellus superciliosus
(Reichenow, 1886)

Anomalophrys superciliosus (Reichenow, 1886)
Lobivanellus superciliosus Reichenow, 1886

The brown-chested lapwing (Vanellus superciliosus) is a species of bird in the Charadriidae family. It is found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

It is a carnivorous bird feeding on insects, larvae, crickets, bugs, grasshoppers etc. Their preferred habitat is grassy lands, open savannas or grounds of Mopane forests.